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Upcoming Events for October and November 2019

Posted by on October 9th, 2019

Blog 2019 10 Events

Book launch: Kai Cheng Thom: I Hope We Choose Love
Thursday October 10, 6:30-7:30pm at Toronto Public Library Yorkville

Writer, performer, cultural worker and speaker Kai Cheng Thom will be discussing her new book I Hope We Choose Love with Annishinabe/Métis writer Gwen Benaway. I Hope We Choose Love is a collection of personal essays and prose poems that dives deep into the questions that haunt social movements today, and proposes heartfelt solutions on the topics of violence, complicity, family, vengeance, and forgiveness. Find out all the details here!

Chemical Valley Toxic Tour from Toronto to Sarnia
Saturday October 19, 8:00am-9:00pm at Christie Pits

Rising Tide Toronto is organizing a bus from Toronto to attend Canada's Chemical Valley Toxic Tour 2019 to support this grassroots initiative, to connect with community members and each other, to experience, for a day, the pollution that has caused destructive health impacts to Aamjiwnaang residents, and to learn how to fight back. Register your spot on the bus or send donations here, find out more about Rising Tide here, and the Sarnia toxic tour here!

A Pathway to End Violence Against Migrant Sex Workers: Access Safety, Dignity and Justice workshop
Friday October 25, 9:30am-4:00pm at Workers Action Centre

The Migrant Sex Workers Legal Training Project is offering this workshop for service providers working across all sectors who want to build their capacity to offer relevant and adequate support and services to migrant sex workers who have or may experience violence, discrimination or other forms of abuse. This training builds on the Guide for service providers and legal information developed for the 2017 project Upholding and promoting human rights, justice and access for migrant sex workers: resources for service providers that The Public had the pleasure of designing! Register for the workshop and find out all the details here!

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